Mr. Donald D. Haynes Sr.

July 7, 1930April 15, 2018
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Donald D. Haynes, Sr., age 87, passed away on Sunday, April 15, 2018, at his home. He was the son of the late Harvey Chester and Ollie Mae Argo Haynes. Mr. Haynes was a lifelong resident of Tennessee being born in Sewanee and raised in Tracy City. He spent his adult life in Chattanooga where he was an active member of the Lake Hills Church of Christ. He worked in the grocery industry, for over 50 years, being employed by the Home Stores, Red Food Stores and Bi-Lo. He retired in 1996, as Vice President of Real Estate, for Bi-Lo and served on the Hamilton County W.W.T.A. board for seventeen years. He was a veteran of the US Army in which he served during the Korean Conflict. He was preceded in death by his wife, Julia “Sally” Haynes and brothers, Edward and James Haynes. He is survived by two sons, Donald D. Haynes, Jr., (wife Patti) Paul Kevin Haynes, Lana Haynes, all of Chattanooga; three grandchildren, Matthew Haynes, Tanner Haynes, and Leaha Artalona, sisters-in-law Charlestine Grant, of East Ridge, and Jan Flynn, of Milwaukee, OR, along with several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held in the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, on Thursday, April 19th at 2:30 pm, with Ministers Joey Davis and Richard Twitchell officiating. Interment will be in Hamilton Memorial Gardens Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday April 18th, from 2:00 to 5:00 and 6:00 to 8:00, and on Thursday from 1:30 to 2:30 at the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home. Active pallbearers will be Jim Grant Jr., Chuck Grant, Jim Parks, Bill Bennett, Matthew Haynes and Tanner Haynes. Honorary pallbearers will be Harold Wallace, Richard Twitchell, Dale Clark and Jerry Hendricks. Please share your thoughts and memories at Arrangements are by the Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, North Chapel, Hixson, Tennessee.


  • Visitation Wednesday, April 18, 2018
  • Visitation Thursday, April 19, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, April 19, 2018

Mr. Donald D. Haynes Sr.

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Jackson Ellis

April 19, 2018

Don Jr. & Kevin: So sorry to hear about the passing of Don Sr.. Many men today owe thanks to your dad for their first jobs. Will continue to keep your family in our prayers. Jack Ellis (BBS Class of 1986).

Thomas & Libby Widgeon

April 17, 2018

Sorry For Your Loss!
Jesus Loves Me!

Larry Judd

April 17, 2018

As we moved to the Chattanooga area in 1982, Don was always such a kind, compassionate, caring, and encouraging man to a young coach and young family.

Don and my wife would find themselves at Cenral High School to walk the track & often jokingly referred to themselves as “walking buddies”.

Don was a very important part of the Lake Hills church of Christ.

He was loved and admired by many & will be missed.
Larry “Coach” Judd

Doug Sorenson

April 16, 2018

I had the true pleasure of working with your father / grandfather at Red Food Stores in the Store Development role from 1992-1995. He was so kind, supportive and optimistic with me and all he came in contact with. He knew everyone throughout Chattanooga because Don made and effort to get to know you, your interests and your goals. His faith was deep and you could feel his joy in every action and conversation. I am a better person from knowing him. Peace be with the Haynes family.
Doug Sorenson.

Kim Henley Kennedy

April 15, 2018